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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: Online Tutoring

Our purpose is to help you succeed academically. You choose which way is best for you!

What is Online Tutoring?

Students who cannot come to a campus for tutoring in person are encouraged to try tutoring via the Internet.

Online Tutoring is especially valuable to students taking online courses and to students studying after hours and on weekends.


NetTutor logoWe offer an online tutoring service called NetTutor.

Students, you can use NetTutor on a 24/7/365 basis for math and many other popular subject areas. This means tutoring is available in most subjects during and after regular campus hours!

You can access NetTutor through the myMATC portal (Students tab) or, in some cases, through your BlackBoard classes.

Instructors, we have provided detailed instructions for adding a NetTutor button to your BlackBoard class.

Note: We do still offer in-person tutoring in most subjects on all four campuses. Search our Tutoring Schedules to find out when and where.

Online help for writing assignments

Need help writing a paper?  You now have two options — and both will help you improve your writing skills!

For a personal touch by MATC staff, follow the directions on this page for using the MATC Online Writing Lab (OWL).

To submit a paper directly through NetTutor, check out our NetTutor guide.

MATC Online Writing Lab

OWLThe Online Writing Lab (OWL) helps MATC students develop the skills they need to become confident and self-sufficient writers.  Any MATC student with a course-related writing assignment can get assistance in: 

  • understanding the steps of the writing process,
  • practicing pre-writing techniques,
  • developing a thesis statement,
  • constructing a logical argument,
  • improving skills in proofreading and editing,
  • analyzing literature, and
  • building sentence skills.
To submit a draft via email:

Please send your paper as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) or Rich Text Format (*RTF) to and include the following information in the body of your email:

  1. First and last name
  2. Student ID number
  3. Course name and number
  4. Instructor's name
  5. Guidelines for the assignment
  6. When the assignment is due

Please keep in mind that papers submitted outside of normal MATC Writing Center hours are only looked at when the center reopens. In other words, papers submitted during the weekend will not be returned until the following week. 


Tutoring Services (in C201) is open from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for fall semester. The last day of regular (walk-in) tutoring is Thursday, Dec. 13.